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Diocletian's Palace
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Owner description: The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D.
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“Amazing Place”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Palace was great and history is fascinating, but there is nothing posted to help you understand what you're looking at.
Split doesn't have much besides the palace, though. Better to stay outside the city and travel in to see the palace and enjoy it's nightlife, but get a more scenic place to stay away from Split.

Visited October 2013
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“Be aware of the walking tour people advertising for "The original walking tour"”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The palace is great and having a guide it make it more interesting although you can get a map with detail description from the tourist office near by or a good guide book.
However the travel agency Sirena that is sending a scout to get clients is a shady operation.
There are no advertised prices or clear description of the tour. Their prices varies based on the salesmen judgment of how much they can milked for. I do not know about all the guides quality.
We paid for a private guy probably 3 times more than what the market is for, not to wait for an other half hour when the group guide will come. The agency took the over the top money and scramble for 20 min to get somebody...and since for us time was of essence it was upsetting. It was ridiculous to pay double instead of going for half price 10min later. However the agency did not want to make the switch. FYI Even the group cost was way over priced compare with the market. The next day the same tour from the same agency was1/3 less.
The sad thing is that all the money are lining the pocket of the manager. The guides are pay on fix contract.
The agency is offering a number of other trips, but even on their web site there are no cost included...very shady operation...
Our guide Nikola Sitin was very pleasant and knowledgable, and I will highly recommended.
If you want the convenience to pick up a tour next to cathedral just be aware that you will be taken advantage of....

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“nice ambience”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

You will definitely visit Diocletian palace, the basic and most beautiful attraction of Split. Starting from the main entrace (from the sea side) you will be guided through a tunnel full of souvenirs to the square. Tip: these souvenirs are more expensive than the others outside the walls. Walking in the palace area, you will find numerous restaurants and cozy cafes around to relax (the restaurants however look very touristic, I would recommend to look tripadvisor's list for top 5 even if they are outside the palace). Don't miss the Nadalina chocolate store, a very small tiny shop (almost hard to notice) selling a fantastic dark chocolate with many tastes (I loved the dried figs and wine). It is on Dioklecijanova street.
Finally you will end up outside the walls, where there is a nice open air antique market with interesting things. This is next to the Grgur Ninski Bishop Statue which is stunning and worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Diocletians Living Monument”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

When you first arrive in Split wether by Coach, Bus or Train you will disembark in the same area. on the Eastern flank of the Riva which is the city's main Seafront promenade. Here you will get your first glimpse of the main facade of Diocletians Palace. The first impression you may have is where is the Palace ? The south wall is almost hidden by the numerous bars, restaurants and shops; however stand back and look closer and there it is, 1700 years of history embracing modern day Split as if it was a new build shopping plaza. The centre of the Palace is marked by the Peristyl Plaza which is the heart of this huge square complex and where the main Cathedral of St Domnius, Temple of Jupiter and Tourist office is situated. The basement can be accessed from the Riva where you will find various souvenir stalls. The vicinity of Peristyl is where most of the evening music concerts take place and is better to visit in the evening. Diocletians Palace is unique, the modern mixing with the Ancient but even History buffs should not complain at the virtually seamless way it has been achieved.

Visited September 2013
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“a Living Museum”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

A rabbit's warren of streets, alleyways, restaurants, stores and of course history. Don't miss going down to the cellars-that was our favourite

Visited September 2013
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